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Jack Robinson Pulls Out Of Margaret River Citing Knee Injury

The defending champ and world #2 will not be surfing at his home break.

news // Apr 16, 2023
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Jack Robinson will not be defending his Margaret River CT win. “I’m going to Brazil now for treatment, I’ll be back soon. It’s not an ACL or MCL so I’m lucky,” the 4x CT winner told Stab.

After being knocked out by Wildcard Xavier Huxtable at Bells in the round of 32, Robbo hobbled up the beach and pointed towards his left knee. It didn’t look good.

Today he notified fans via Instagram that he will not be surfing in the forthcoming Margaret River event – his home break and an event he won last year.

Per his IG, “During my heat at Bells, I ended up injuring my meniscus (cartilage in my knee). After reviewing with a few specialists, and discussions with my team, I’ll be pulling out of the Margaret River Pro. As you all know, Margs is my home break, and I’m always looking forward to being in @westernaustralia. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete at Margs, but it’s what’s best for my recovery and long term goals. Next week I’ll be starting physiotherapy. I’m confident I’ll be back for the next event. It’s a long year and we are just starting! Thanks for all your support! ❤️”

A huge bummer for the current World #2, particularly given the forecast which should see solid surf and potential for the event to run at The Box – where his tube-riding ability is unmatched.

Whoever comes second in the trials event will take his spot as the injury wildcard.

Currently, Jacob Willcox, Reef Heazlewood, Jarvis Earle and Carlos Munoz are confirmed, taking the spots of Jadson Andre, Ramzi Boukhaim and Miguel Pupo.

To help you get your Jack fix while he’s rehabbing, re-watch his Stab In The Dark, here.

More to come.

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